This one is becoming another standard. It’s my fix for when I want a mix of a clear taste and a sweet, somewhat malty black tea.
“This one is becoming another standard. It’s my fix for when I want a mix of a clear taste and a sweet, somewhat malty black tea.” Read full tasting note
“Per Aubrey at Arbor Teas: “We are no longer sourcing our Assam from the Rembeng estate … because they are no longer Fair Trade Certified.” “Our new … “Assam Black Tea” is now sourced from the...” Read full tasting note
“A sipdown for this one. I think I like my Assam from Butiki better than this one. Not that this is bad at all, but with so many choices I’ll be picky. This assam is heavier on the fruit and not so...” Read full tasting note
This Fair Trade Certified organic loose leaf tea is a classic organic black tea produced on the Jalinga Estate in India’s state of Assam in northeastern India. It is composed of finely twisted leaves with occasional golden, downy tips. Our Assam TGFOP Black Tea has a full-bodied red-brown infusion that does not disappoint, exemplifying the character of a high-quality Assam tea. Very flavorful, this organic Indian tea has a rich maltiness with notes of toasted caramel.
Ingredients: Organic Indian black tea
Serving Size: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Steeping time: 3-5 minutes
We’re tea enthusiasts with a lot of passion. Passion for top quality tea, the environment, fair trade, and our community. We started Arbor Teas in Ann Arbor, Michigan, intent on creating a tea company as passionate as we are. Our passion is reflected in every aspect of Arbor Teas. You’ll certainly notice it in the exceptional collection of teas we offer - one of the largest catalogs of USDA certified organic teas around, nearly three-quarters of which are Fair Trade Certified®.
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Per Aubrey at Arbor Teas:
“We are no longer sourcing our Assam from the Rembeng estate … because they are no longer Fair Trade Certified.”
“Our new … “Assam Black Tea” is now sourced from the Banaspati Estate and is both Organic and Fair Trade Certified.”
Brewed per Arbor Teas’ recommendation: 1 level tsp. / 8 oz. / 212*F / 3 to 5-min. – without sweeteners, milk or cream.
Dry leaf: uniform short length, dark brown
Fragrance: Reminded me of pipe tobacco
Liquor: Clear & coppery
3 min. Initial taste: I’ll steep it longer.
4-Min.: The tea was smooth and medium-bodied w/o any bitterness or astringency.
5-Min.: Medium-to-full-bodied with a delicate sweetness and w/o any bitterness or astringency.
1.5 tsp. / 8oz. / 212 F / 5 min. The clear, lively, coppery liquor is now medium dark and full-bodied, without any hint of bitterness or astringency. The malty character and caramel-like sweetness are now better appreciated.
10 min. Resteep: Produced an enjoyable cup.
Impression: This is a very smooth organic Assam. For those who enjoy a more robust cup of Assam, more than a tsp. is recommended.
Thanks to Aubrey at Arbor Teas for providing this generous size free sample.
A sipdown for this one. I think I like my Assam from Butiki better than this one. Not that this is bad at all, but with so many choices I’ll be picky. This assam is heavier on the fruit and not so much on the malty (though it is there). It has similarities to the Golden Yunnan that I also have from Arbor teas. I like Golden Yunnan, but I don’t need two teas that serve the same purpose so I probably won’t be restocking this one. . .but it could happen.